NOW HIRING RN Infection Control Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
15th February, 2021
Job Type: Direct
Would you like to have a career and life balance? Would you be interested in working in a progressive hospital that is 125+ beds that is nestled in the heart of central North Carolina close to Raleigh/Fayetteville and Fort Bragg?
The facility has over 120 physicians and more than 600 employees and offers a wide array of services to the communities it serves.
The town is about 30K population and offers a nice community with a strong industrial area and quaint downtown area.
The role of the Infection Control Coordinator is to provide education, consultation, surveillance of infection control and prevention activities under the guidance of an infection prevention practitioner, Infectious Disease Practitioner, or an epidemiologist.
The Infection Control coordinator assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures designed to improve patient care and safety through infection prevention and control.
The Infection Control coordinator must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate and develop process improvements that will reduce harm caused by the spread or development of health care acquired infections including, but limited to, CAUTI/HAUTI, CLABSI, C difficile, MRSA, SSI, PNA, and Sepsis.
Some responsibilities include:
-Performs infection control related surveillance duties in all patient care departments for the purpose of observation, consultation and collaboration with the members of the health care team to determine presence of both nosocomial and community-related infections. -Ensures surveillance data is submitted to all required agencies. -Maintains accurate records of reported information to include location of patient, name and type of infection, related organisms, primary physician and other key information. -Facilitates the Infection Control Committee to review infection data, control measures, policies and procedures, and to develop and implement Committee objectives. -Provides direction and consultation with health care providers to develop specific plans for particular patients and families utilizing age-specific knowledge, for prevention or management of infections. -Facilitates the implementation of appropriate isolation protocols to control and prevent infections. -Participates in quality improvement monitoring and evaluation activities including frequent rounding in patient care areas relating to infection control issues and utilizes the quality improvement data in an effort to improve patient care and safety.
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.
Masters degree in Nursing or healthcare related field is preferred.
Infection Control Practitioner Certification (CIC) is required.
2 years of Infection Prevention experience
Knowledge in epidemiological principles, infectious diseases, and sterilization, sanitation and disinfection practices is necessary.
The overall group the person will work with is wonderful and a good team together so looking for the right fit.
The position is open due to the person that has been in the position a long time is going to retire.
The range for the position is between 90K-110K. They also offer a full benefit package and a relocation/sign-on.